Thought for Lord’s Day

Posted on March 15, 2015 · Posted in Worship

Don’t look for help in the wrong place.

When you worship God, get rid of all the pretenders to his throne! The world, your flesh and the devil are constantly offering counterfeits to the only true authentic Savior, Jesus Christ.

Powerful people are just that, people who have no power that God does not give them. They have no help to give you. They get sick and die just like you will. They will return to the dirt and all of their great schemes and promises crash and burn with them. Do not look for help where it cannot be found!

Unlike people who appear to have power, who appear to offer you help in your distress, only Jesus Christ is your helper. He is the maker of heaven and earth. He alone is worthy of your trust and your worship!

Put these two passages together and it becomes clear there is only One worthy of your trust. There is only One who is authentic when he offers you power that cannot be found anywhere else. It is time to discard the pretenders!
John 14:5-6
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Psalm 146:3-7
Don’t put your confidence in powerful people;
there is no help for you there.

When they breathe their last, they return to the earth,
and all their plans die with them.

But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.

He made heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them.
He keeps every promise forever.

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.